The North Taurid meteor shower will be visible above Toronto this weekend

Nov 9 2017, 1:39 am

Catching a glimpse of a meteor shower is definitely something many people want to experience at least once in their lives.

And for some lucky Torontonians, that could become a reality this weekend.

But this isn’t going to be your typical meteor shower.

According to Space, the North Taurids meteors are expected to be in full force this weekend, meaning in addition to the meteor storm you might also have the chance to see a few bright, spectacular fireballs fly across the sky.

Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower which doesn’t have a lot of shooting stars to offer, with only a handful of visible meteors being visible per hour thanks to a trail of comet crumbs left behind by Comet Encke.

The North Taurid meteor shower is expected to peak in the northern hemisphere this Friday and Saturday (November 10 and 11), but if you happen to miss it, you can still catch a glimpse of the shower throughout the rest of November.

Optimal viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus but can appear anywhere in the sky. So make sure to keep an eye out.

Will this meteor shower be as noticeable as the display that was spotted in Canada earlier this year? You’ll have to have to watch and find out.

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